Background: Complicated appendicitis is associated with an increased risk for postoperative complications and has been considered a relative contraindication of laparoscopic appendectomy.
Objective: To make awareness and to provide satisfactory results of laparoscopy in complicated appendicitis.
Methodology: The study consists of 30 patients who have undergone laparoscopic appendectomy at MIMS (Maharagah’s Institute of Medical Sciences). The study population was enrolled after fulfilling the selection criteria from OPD (Out Patient Department) of General Surgery Due consideration of was given to match the variables like age, sex, duration of symptoms etc., to the possible extent. Informed consent was taken from all the patients who are involved in this study. Patients diagnosis was based on clinical findings, blood counts, and abdominal sonography.
Results: Thirty patients underwent laparoscopic appendectomy for complicated appendicitis. Of the 30 patients, mass with perforated appendix cases are 18, gangrenous appendix are 6, mass in right iliac fossa only one case. Post operation wound infection rate is very less, moderate wound infection is observed only in 4 cases (8%) and remaining 26 cases (92%) did not develop any wound infection.
Conclusions: The present study proved that laparoscopic appendectomy is the BEST approach in complicated appendicitis.
Appendicectomy, Appendicitis, Laparoscopy and Surgery.